Hit or Miss V. Phrase Searching
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Hit or Miss Search: gender roles ancient greece
Thanks to Google's engineering our hit or miss search is relevant, but see how our key words are ungrouped?
Phrase Searching " "
Phrase Search: "gender roles" and "ancient greece"
Search: "5th Century" OR "401-500 CE" OR "Ancient"
Results contain all of the sources that contain ANY of those search terms.
Search: medea AND "gender roles
Results contain sources with BOTH of those terms
Search: "Gender Roles" AND "Ancient Mediterranean" NOT Rome
Results contain sources containing results relating gender roles in the ancient Mediterranean
WITHOUT those focusing on Rome.
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Truncation and Wild Cards
Truncation symbols, typically the * or ?, allow for you to search for variations of a root word.
12+ searches in 1!
Wildcards, typically the #, look for all possible variations of a letter in a single position within a word.
Woman, Women, Womyn, Wom!n, Wom@n